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The Toronto Raptors’ strange, 3D-styled baseline logo

Kelly Dwyer
Ball Don't Lie

It is true that, due to a pair of stupid at-home accidents, we have recently been under the sleepy influence of over-the-counter pain remedies. This meant that just about all of our preseason NBA viewing from over the weekend was worked over in a goofy state. And that our short attempt at viewing the Boston Celtics' visit to Toronto on Sunday was marred by a halfhearted shout of "look out!" as it appeared that Raptor guard Jose Calderon was walking into a baseline sandwich board featuring his own team's name underneath the hoop.

Via Dave McMenamin, take a look at what we're talking about:

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Raptor announcer Matt Devlin has the explanation, though we do dispute his use of the word "technology." From RealGM:

Creepy, yes. But men like it too.

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